Dear Hill Family,
We miss you already. Damn you Eugene (Oregon) for being so adorable and affordable!
Jen and Noah- you were Brad and my first Petaluma friends. For years Brad and I joked about stopping people on the street to ask if they’d like to be our friends. We even joined a meetup group because pretending the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ cast were our friends just wasn’t cutting it. The meetup is how we had our first “date” with Jen. We went to a Chris Robinson concert together and hit it off. Some might even say that she started dating Noah soon after in order to solidify our friendship. She knew that a musician boyfriend would complete our foursome 😂 and he did.
Noah and Brad played in 4 different bands together and all of us (minus me) formed the utterly delightful Little Mountain String Band. Long live rural rock!
We had standing Sunday night dates to watch The Walking Dead together. One couple cooked. The other brought alcohol and dessert. We loved your chicken, rice, and kale every time you made it for us and you didn’t mock us when we ordered delivery.
You made us karaoke (so many times) and even that didn’t break our bond!
We added kids to the mix in 2014 (Otis), 2015 (Abby), 2016 (Frankie) and 2017 (Lucy). These extra family members only strengthened our friendship. Watching our kids grow up alongside each other has been so much fun.
Our camping trips are special memories to me and I hope to keep adding to them in the future.
Get togethers with you guys are always exactly what we need- mutual chaos of course, but somehow stress relieving. We share our latest parenting catastrophes and always find the humor in life.
I still can’t believe that you are no longer an impromptu happy hour text away. Your moving has been a tough one for Brad and I, but we’ll just have to look forward to visiting you in Eugene.
Here we are (looking terrible) ringing in 2013 and then ringing in 2018. It’s been a great ride!